Moto G (3rd Gen) vs Xiaomi Redmi 2 Prime: Which One You Should Buy?

Motorola recently launched the much-awaited mid-range Moto G (3rd Gen) smartphone. The new iteration Moto G came with more improvements over its earlier version. Just like Motorola, the Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi has also launched couple of smartphones in India.

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Both smartphone comes with a similar specifications like processor, but has a very huge price gap. The newer Moto G cost Rs. 12,999, while the Xiaomi Redmi 2 Prime is almost half the price of Moto G (3rd Gen) and is priced at Rs. 6,999.

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To give a better prospective on both smartphones, we have compared both devices. Take a look at the below slider to more details.

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Design

Both smartphone have completely different design concept. The Moto G (3rd Gen) comes with a long strap on the back connecting camera and the company logo. While, the Xiaomi Redmi 2 Prime is the company's first smartphone to be built and sold in India. The Redmi 2 Prime comes with a simple design featuring a multiple bright colors.

Display

The Redmi 2 Prime and the Moto G (3rd Gen) have the same screen resolution of 1280x720 pixels. The Redmi 2 Prime sports a 4.7 inch display, while the third gen Moto G flaunts a larger 5 inch display. Both smartphones display are protected with scratch resistance coating: Redmi 2 Prime has Dragontail Glass Protection whereas the Moto G (3rd Gen) has Gorilla Glass 3 protection.

Under The Hood

Both smartphones are powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 chipset. But, the Moto G (3rd Gen) is clocked at 1.4GHz speed and comes in 2 variant, one with 1GB of RAM and another with 2GB of RAM. While the Xiaomi's smartphone is clocked at 1.2GHz speed and is paired with 2GB of RAM.

OS

The Xiaomi Redmi 2 Prime runs on the company's very own interface MIUI 6 on top of Android 4.4 KitKat and is expected to be upgraded to Lollipop along with Android Lollipop. On the other hand, Moto G (3rd Gen) comes with a clean UI just like stock Android and runs Android 5.1.1 Lollipop.

Camera

The Moto G (3rd Gen) comes with a 13 megapixel autofocus rear camera with Dual Tone LED flash and a 5 megapixel front-facing camera. While, the Redmi 2 Prime comes with 8 megapixel autofocus primary camera with single LED flash and a 2 megapixel front-facing camera.

Battery

The battery on both smartphones are non-removable. Redmi 2 Prime is packed with 2200mAh battery, while the Moto G (3rd Gen) comes with a slightly bigger 2470mAh battery.

Storage

The Moto G (3rd Gen) comes in two variants: one with 8GB of internal storage paired with 1GB of RAM and another with 16GB of internal storage and 2GB of RAM. There is also a microSD card slot to expand memory up to 32GB. While, the Redmi 2 Prime comes with a 16GB of internal storage and also has an option to expand memory up to 32GB using a microSD card slot.

Connectivity

Both smartphone comes with similar standard connectivity options like Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi hotspot, 3G and 4G connectivity. However, the Moto G (3rd Gen) features IPX7 certification rating, which means the device is water resistance.

Price

The newer Moto G cost Rs. 12,999 for the highest spec-end, while the Xiaomi Redmi 2 Prime is almost half the price of Moto G (3rd Gen) and is priced at Rs. 6,999.

Verdict

Both smartphones have their own strength and weakness. If you want a stock Android experience and a good battery backup, then the third generation of Moto G is the best option at the price point. But, you don't want to spend much on smartphone than the Redmi 2 Prime is the best buy for you.

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